Cape Cod Shellfishermen Wins Popponessett Bay Battle
January 27, 2015
Cape Cod Times: When the ice thaws on Popponesset Bay, Richard Cook hopes he will finally be able to get to work.
Cook, a Mashpee [MA] shellfisherman, has waited for nearly 4 years to establish a 1-acre oyster farm in Popponesset Bay. His plans have been fought at nearly every turn by homeowners on nearby Popponesset and Daniels islands, but last week the Mashpee Board of Selectmen issued him an aquaculture license after the most recent round of legal appeals ended in his favor.